Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Ok! These are the most delicious cookies that I have ever made! Especially when they come out straight from the oven, oh my god! They simply melt in my mouth! AND Raj's mouth! LOL! Yea, he IS THE Cookie Monster! These cookies simply DON'T last in my kitchen! Here is the recipe.. you can modify it if you dont like hazelnuts, and just use chocolate chips. Another variation is, add chocolate chunks! It makes it even more chocolicious!! ;)

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces English toffee candy (recommended: Heath or Skor bar), finely chopped
1 cup hazelnuts, toasted, husked, and chopped
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips OR same quantity of chocolate chunks


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper. Finely chop the oats in a food processor. Transfer the oats to a medium bowl. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and stir just until blended. Stir in the toffee, hazelnuts, and chocolate chips.

For each cookie, drop 1 rounded tablespoonful of dough onto sheet, spacing 1-inch apart (do not flatten dough). Bake until the cookies are golden (cookies will flatten slightly), about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely. (The cookies can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)


Kavita said...

Looks like you went on a blog spree here. The cookie recipe looks divine. Did you conjure it up?

Varun Dodhia said...

I thought I was the Cookie Monster!
How many days do I take to finish up the cookie box?! :-)

Cookie cookie, cooookie!!! Haha!! Remember Sesame Street!